London, England 1876 (8)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Blackburne, Joseph    2620 (45) 10 / 11 
Zukertort, Johannes    2636 (43) 9 / 12 
Potter, William    2588 (45) 8 / 12 
MacDonnell, George    2485 (53) 5.5 / 10 
Janssens, Franciscus    2203 (79) 2.5 / 10 
Minchin, James    2306 (38) 2.5 / 12 
Wisker, John    2405 (55) 0.5 /
Martin, William    2022 (46) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Simpson's Divan Tournament
Place: London, England
Start date: 27 Mar. 1876
End date: 29 Apr. 1876
 
Notes:
Gaige gives 6-player crosstable; Di Felice includes results of Wisker and Martin indicating that they did not play all their games. Feenstra Kuiper in Hundert Jahre Schachturniere gives just Blackburne's and Zukertort's totals including their results against Wisker and Martin, but in Hundert Jahre Schachzweikämpfe he gives totals for the 6 who finished, consistent with Gaige's crosstable, as does Sergeant. The Illustrated London News of 15 Apr. 1876 (p.383) indicates that Janssens won a game against Major Martin before the latter withdrew, a result not included in Di Felice's table. However, Harding clarifies that this was a win by forfeit, so it is not included here. Di Felice shows two wins for MacDonnell over Wisker; Harding (p.125) makes it clear that there was only one. Harding gives a definitive crosstable of all games actually played.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 62
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 25
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 106
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 82
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 19
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 120, 125, 545
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 170
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 68, 1 Apr. 1876, page 335
   [ILN], vol. 68, 8 Apr. 1876, page 359
   [ILN], vol. 68, 15 Apr. 1876, page 383
   [ILN], vol. 68, 22 Apr. 1876, page 407
   [ILN], vol. 68, 6 May 1876, page 455
   [WP], vol. 8, 1 Apr. 1876, page 233
   [WP], vol. 9, 1 May 1876, page 1
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Londra 1876]

Tournament information updated: 5 May 2020